Could cardiovascular disease risk stratification and management in rheumatoid arthritis be enhanced?

@article{Dessein2013CouldCD,
  title={Could cardiovascular disease risk stratification and management in rheumatoid arthritis be enhanced?},
  author={Patrick H Dessein and Anne Grete P. Semb},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={72 11},
  pages={1743-6}
}
The markedly enhanced risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well documented. 2 This prompted a European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) task force to make a commendable effort in producing recommendations for cardiovascular risk management in patients with inflammatory arthritis. These included the application of the systematic coronary risk evaluation score (SCORE), a multiple major traditional risk factor assessment equation. In addition, the… CONTINUE READING
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